Our home is a side-hall colonial, and it’s 39 years old…same age as me, LOL 😉 It kind of ‘demands’ traditional decor on the interior. The location is great — just a 40-minute drive to NYC, and 90 minutes “down the shore.” Yes, we really do “tawk” like that!
The Living Room doesn’t get much use. Sometimes, when we have a big snowstorm, we’ll light the fireplace, and hang out in there. Occassionally, I’ll sit in one of those big red chairs and read. I’m still searching for more pictures to put on the fireplace wall. It looks a little bare. Mostly, the Living Room is just a place we pass by as we run up and down the stairs.
The room layout is awkward. There’s not a lot of furniture in this room, because we have a huge walk-in closet with lots of drawers. I won’t show you that today…some things are best kept behind closed doors! The window behind the bed is small. I used drapes the same size as the double window, to give the illusion that it is a large window.
One of my most favorite pieces in the entire house is the distressed toile night table. I’d like it better if it were on my side of the bed!
I had to talk Mr. Goo Shoes into the leopard ottoman, another of my favorite things. It’s good and bad that he wants to be involved in the decorating process, you know what I mean? The African picture is made almost completely out of beads. It’s a great burst of color in an otherwise neutral room. I love this little retreat off the master bedroom.
The master bathroom was so disgusting that we used it for storage until we renovated it. It was teeny, so we combined it with a walk-in closet to create more space. The tub had to be hoisted through the window space — scary to watch!
And, by the way, the only one who uses the tub is the dog!
Have I mentioned that this house has four full baths and one half-bath? No waiting in line, here, folks! Great, right? Not so much when you have to clean them. We’ve gutted four of the five bathrooms, and my favorite is this little toile powder room.
Don’t tell JGS — he doesn’t know that!
find out why. It’s become a peaceful little corner. Many a blog post was written
in that hammock this summer. There’s a little space behind the hammock and bushes for a secret garden, which will be next spring’s project.